Devastated fellow Lib Dem and I’m A Celebrity contestant Brian Paddick, 64, reveals the sudden death of his ‘beautiful’ husband in their Oslo home with no ‘immediately apparent cause’
- Paddick said her husband, Petter Belsvik, was found “peacefully alone”
- He said the cause was not ‘immediately apparent’ and it would take time.
A ‘devastated’ British politician and former I’m A Celebrity contestant has revealed the sudden death of her husband at their Oslo home.
Brian Paddick, 64, a Liberal Democrat peer, a former London mayoral candidate and also a deputy assistant commissioner in the London Metropolitan Police Service until his retirement in 2007, announced the death of Petter Belsvik on Monday.
She said her husband’s cause of death was not “immediately apparent” and that “it would take some time to establish what happened.”
“My beautiful and loving husband, Petter Belsvik, died suddenly at our home in Oslo,” Lord Paddick wrote in a message to his followers on Twitter on Monday.
‘He was found peacefully alone, with no immediately apparent cause of death. It will take some time to establish what happened. We were devoted to each other and I am devastated,” he added.
Brian Paddick (right), 64, a Liberal Democrat who was also a deputy deputy commissioner in the London Metropolitan Police Service until his retirement in 2007, announced the death of Petter Belsvik (pictured left) on Monday. He said that Mr. Belsvik died at his home in Oslo.
Lord Paddick (shown on the right in both photos) said her husband’s cause of death was not “immediately apparent” and that “it would take some time to establish what happened”.
It is understood that Mr. Belsvik was a civil engineer from Oslo. The couple met in a bar while on vacation in Ibiza and got married in 2009 in Norway.
Same-sex marriage had been legalized in the country eight days earlier, and their marriage was one of the first high-profile unions to be sealed after the legislation was introduced.
Lord Paddick was a cast in the eighth series of the ITV1 reality show I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, which aired in 2008.
The couple was photographed hugging and kissing after Paddick left the jungle.
Speaking in 2010 as part of the Liberal Democrat debate on marriage equality in the UK, Paddick said the “real impact of (marriage as opposed to a civil union), the symbolism of it, the importance of it, I really don’t care.” It drew attention, until we stood in front of the judge in the Oslo court, and she said… we’re here today to witness the marriage of Brian and Petter.
‘And that was an intensely moving experience. We really feel, my husband and I, that we’re really the same because we’re married,’ she said at the time.